Heimilisiðnaðarsafnið, The Textile Museum

One of the best assets of the residency is the proximity to the wonderful Heimilisiðnaðarsafnið, or Textile Musem, next door.  It is filled with all kinds of fiber equipment, historic Icelandic textiles, and amazing older photographs.  The director was even kind enough to let us borrow tools from their exhibit once they closed for the season since the textile residency didn't have functioning equipment.  It's a wonderful place filled with information and inspiration.  ...And one loom labeled out of order in astronomically better condition than all of the looms at the residency.  It made us giggle.  As usual, it was fun to explore and have great conversations with the other residents too!